Famous actress Kate Winslet decided to open up about her experiences while growing up. The star claimed that she was bullied as a child and of course she has been through some very difficult moments. With these comments, Kate also decided to share a powerful message during the fourth annual WE Day UK event.
The event took place in Wembley, London. Kate recalled during the event some bad memories from her childhood and she delivered her inspirational message. “They called me ‘Blubber,’ they teased me for wanting to act. Locked me in the cupboard and would laugh at me,” the famous actress said.
“I wasn’t the prettiest and I was even told that I’d be lucky in my acting if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts. I’d never let go of that, and they’d say, ‘You’re just not what we’re looking for, Kate.’ I’d hear that a lot,” she went on to say. “This unkindness made me feel truly horrendous.”
Kate also revealed that she never got good parts when she was auditioning for school plays. However, she claimed that she never let that take her down and actually she loved every role she got, even though that was being a crocodile or a dancing frog. “I loved acting. It didn’t matter how big or small the parts were. I wanted to be great and I was determined to keep learning,” she said.
And of course, then came the moment that changed her life. She was cast in the role of Rose in Titanic. The famous actress had an encouraging message for the audience. “Get out there and go for it because your generation has the power to rock the world. You can be from anywhere, and you can do anything, believe it. It’s possible to overcome your fears,” she said. “I learned to embrace my flaws, to make no apology for who I am. I dug deep and I decided that I simply wouldn’t listen when they said my body didn’t fit. This is who I am, the real me, Kate from Reading.”